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Mar 8, 2012 1:00am PST
, that it was not until 12:30 a.m. eastern time that nbc was able to call ohio for mitt romney. even that call was just mitt romney as the apparent winner. because for five hours after poll closing it had been so close that it was impossible to say who had won the state. in fact right now mitt romney is the apparent winner of ohio because his margin of victory is only 1% and the entire vote isn't in yet. otio has been called for mitt romney but this was really, really close. still though as steve schmidt argued very well last night even when it's really, really close there is no prize for second place. even when it is that close a race. even a one-point race or zero-point race you would rather be the guy who won even if it's by a little than the guy who did not win. so ohio goes down not as a tie, not as otio but a win, in the mitt romney column and that matters. a win that is frankly as important to mr. romney's presidential prospects as his win was in michigan a week ago. in both those big important bell-weathery states, rick santorum gave mitt romney a run for his money. but ohio and michigan also s
Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
romney still look like a big ball of cold mashed peas to republicans? romney's argument seems to be you're stuck with me so live with it. not exactly the lift of a driving dream. the race goes on and on and guess what? the next few states favoring rick santorum. santorum might have a clean shot at romney if only newt gingrich would get out of the way. newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday. why is he staying in the race? meanwhile, over at team obama, they are smiling. i talked to david axelrod about the state of the race. and president obama's great fort nun having mitt and company as his opponents and only opponents. and rush limbaugh keeps losing advertisers, but wait until you hear which big name progress sieve defending him. >>> finally, let me finish with the lack of great innocence the republican presidential campaign. as if you needed to hear about it from me. we begin with mitt romney weak in victory. chuck todd and major garrett is with the national journal. gentlemen, thank you so much. let's take a look at the wicked national press reviews romney has been getting
Mar 8, 2012 6:00am PST
get out. mitt romney wants them both gone. will the march through march push anybody to the breaking point? team obama starts hammering romney from the other side as hom me in struggles with his own party's primary. they define him as an unacceptable alternative and romney can fully fight back. john boehner butts heads can fellow republicans over billions of dollars for roads, rails and bridges. can he get the tea party base to govern? good morning from washington. it's super thursday. this is "the daily rundown." let's get to the first read of the morning. super tuesday marks the beginning of the end. it's marked the beginning of the end of every competitive campaign for the last quarter century. for now, this republican race apparently is going on. mitt romney tries desperately behind the scenes to end it. the campaign spent much of yesterday making the case that neither santorum or gingrich has a realistic shot and brought out show and tell to highlight the advantage adding it would take an act of god for one of them to go. we will get to 1144 and be the republican nominee. that g
Mar 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
president. on the theory that an one-point victory looks the same as a 20-point victory, mitt romney crows about ohio and. our story on "countdown." the candidates all with something to crow about on the morning after. >> i must admit after last night i feel pretty darn good. >> i feel very good about last night. >> we were thrilled last night in georgia to have a great victory. >> not winning his home state would have been a major disaster disaster. romney without that problem winning michigan over a week ago. winning ohio virginia, massachusetts and gingrich scoring in georgia everything else no good. as for ron paul, everything no good. the texas congressman losing every super tuesday state including the caucuses including in a statement while other candidates are focused solely on the beauty contests to get the headlines i'm confident i can lead to the nomination. he may be the only one confident leading that way. romney edging santorum by a point in ohio. one point. gingrich and paul just watching. romney winning in alaska, santorum a close second again with paul and gingrich trailin
Mar 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
on morning shows saying that he is not convinced that rick santorum can defeat mitt romney in a head to head race. politico writing that mitt romney vowing to fight back today. the focus on the romney campaign has been the math. writing from boston saying it would take a dramatic change for mitt romney to lose the nomination for president. that was the argument that romney's high command delivered in a briefing today. this following a ten-state super tuesday contest in which the former massachusetts governor was able to eek out a very narrow victory in ohio. but he lost contests in traditional republican states of tennessee, oklahoma and north dakota to rick santorum. andrea sul a spokesman for the romney campaign announced that the campaign raising about $11.5 million in february. that was the second best fundraising month for the romney campaign. not a lot of appearance today by the candidate as they try to regroup following super tuesday. you heard a moment ago rick santorum on the campaign trail in kansas. mitt romney from boston appearing on cnbc's "squawk box" this morning. >> historic
Mar 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
. >> they could have carried mitt romney over the ohio finish line. >> if santorum did better with women, he could have pulled it out in ohio. >> it is mathematically improbable that rick santorum can be the nominee. >> we need a person running against president obama. >> newt gingrich needs to drop out right now for that to happen. >> lots money to run through, i'm the tortoise, i take one step at a time. >> newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday, why is he staying in the race? >> seriously, michael steele, what is going on with mitt romney? >> this is the guy, this is who he is. >> and in 2012, we're going to get him out of the white house. >> he won the most states, he won the most delegates. >> you have to give him his due. >> why does mitt romney still look like a big bowl of cold mashed peas? >> you don't need people that will crawl across broken glass to vote for mitt romney. >> the reality will settle in and they'll understand, mitt romney is going to be the nominee. >> if you don't run chris christie, mitt romney will be the nominee and we'll lose. we'll lose. >>> the limbaugh
Mar 8, 2012 10:00am PST
, i'm all for him getting out. i'm all for mitt romney -- i'm for everybody getting out. i wish president obama would just hand me the thing. but that's not going to happen. >> but can romney cure his southern discomfort? as republicans start battling for the bible belt, joe biden weighs in. >> i kind of look through all their personal squabbling and their characteristics and their personalities and look at what they're saying. and there's no fundamental difference. >> plus, today is international women's day. michelle obama and hillary clinton team up to salute women of courage. >> to all of those who are oppressed and abused and left out and left behind, they are saying, i am standing with you. i am fighting for you. you are not alone. >>> and today's agents of change in our women in the world series, from the uk, sarah brown, leader on women's education and the white ribbon alliance. and path breaker and philanthropist, deann. plus, the leader of the arab spring, dahlia jiada. that is if that massive solar flare hurling toward earth doesn't hit us first. >>> but we're still h
Mar 8, 2012 12:00am PST
." >>> tonight, gop death match. mitt romney says he's in it to win it. >> we're counting up the delegates for the convention. it looks good. we're counting down the days until november and that looks even better. >> rick santorum says he won't drop out. >> we're in this race to stay. >> what will it take for someone to nail this down? i'll ask campaign insiders how far they'll go to get the nomination. also a woman who knows exactly how tough it is to run for the white house. >> anything and everything can happen in a political race. having been there ourselves, don't count anybody out until the race is over. >> cindy mccain, her take on the race and her life outside of politics and a hot new movie "game change." >>> only in america. nap time for newt gingrich. the long cam has taken its toll. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. the big story tonight why can't the gop make up its mind? mitt romney won the key state of ohio last night but barely. he took the top spot in the total of six super tuesday states but he's quite a long way from sewing up the nomination. he put a positiv
Mar 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
if i didn't ask about super tuesday's results. governor romney won the big prize, ohio. do you believe the time has come for other candidates to now get out of the race? >> i would hope so, but i can't tell the other candidates what they should do. they have to make their own decisions. i'm aware how tough an environment this is and so they have to make up their own minds. it is a fact that the longer this drags out, the higher the negatives of mitt romney and the harder it will be to win the election in november. that's just fundamental facts. >> governor palin was on cnn last night saying she would leave the door open to her name being placed into nomination if there was a contested convent n convention. what was your reaction to that? >> glad to see that sarah is still willing to get into the arena. i greatly admire and respect her. sarah, i view it with great interest your comment last night. i also think that, you know, that this thing is going to be resolved hopefully sooner for mitt romney than later. >> senator mccain, i always appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you, an
Mar 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
>>> good evening, americans, and welcome to the ed show tonight. mitt romney's spineless response to rush limbaugh's controversy has caught the attention the president and sarah palin is trying to play the victim again. keep it right here, it's the ed show. let's get business side. everything's cool. there is not a thing to worry about. >> rush is spinning hard and republicans refuse to lead. >> the limbaugh thing was a test of leadership. and you know, mitt romney's failed those tests in the campaign. >> new reporting says mitt romney's ties to clearchannel could be the reason he's taking it easy on rush. >>> the latest on the boycott with krystal ball and politics with ohio senator lena turner. >> i believe it will be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> push is coming to shove in the disasterous republican primary. sam stein and bob shrum on the super tuesday aftermath. >> game change ii is starting to write itself. >> i wouldn't close that door, and my plan is to be at the convention. >> richard wolffe on the latest palin-sanity. >> the right wing conspira
Mar 8, 2012 3:00am PST
wins that one, that's it. and if i'm not mistaken -- >> mitt romney declared the winner in ohio. >> okay. all right, everybody, thanks for coming, that's a wrap. we're just going to sit back. show's over. good luck in the general election. i'm going to smoke my pipe and watch book notes as i always do to unwind from a hard day at the satire factory. unless -- >> romney eked out the win in ohio. >> he barely won in the all important state of ohio. >> he won the math, but lost the momentum. >> he could not deliver a knockout punch. >> the republican race far from over, folks. >> every time. >> every time. good morning. it's thursday, march the 8th. and with us on the set, we've got executive editor of random house, pulitzer prize winning historian jon meacham. the list keeps -- >> do you have my tax returns? >> i heard at the "game change" premiere because i -- you know, all the kids were calling me because all the cool kids were there last night. >> i, of course, was home not like jon stewart. >> did you have porage for the kids? >> it soothes my nerves at the end of the day, and
Mar 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
you have for us tonight? >> all right, jimmy, mitt romney and the markets bounce back. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report" coming to you tonight from washington, d.c. this morning i moderated the business roundtable discussion on the ceo plan for jobs and economic growth. so sizzle story number one this evening. stocks come back thanks to a strong adp jobs report and a weird fed story that somehow they're going to buy more bonds without creating more money. it's all hooey. don't believe a word of it. we break it down in just a moment. sizzle story number two. once again, mitt romney snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a come from behind razor-thin win in ohio. but he still has a slog of a couple of months. sheer one more sizzle. the new ipad unveiled today. it's hd. it's g4. and it ipaded stocks for everyone but apple. first tonight let's turn to our market panel. maybe we can get rid of all that music that is blasting in my ear. thank you very much. we're going to do some stock market work on today's comeback. joining me now cnbc contribu
Mar 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
refuse to lead. >> the limbaugh thing was a test of leadership. and you know, mitt romney's failed those tests in the campaign. >> new reporting says mitt romney's ties to clearchannel could be the reason he's taking it easy on rush. >>> the latest on the boycott with krystal ball and politics with ohio senator lena turner. >> i believe it will be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> push is coming to shove in the disasterous republican primary. sam stein and bob shrum on the super tuesday aftermath. >> game change ii is starting to write itself. >> i wouldn't close that door, and my plan is to be at the convention. >> richard wolffe on the latest palin-sanity. >> the right wing conspiracy theorists get scooped. >> e.j. dionne joins us. >>> republicans just can't bring themselves to criticize rush limbaugh in any way, shape or form. the gop candidates have been so critical of president obama but they will not condemn out rainous attacks by a commercial talk show host. mitt romney punted on his first chance to address rush limbaugh. he was given a second chance and ra
Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
romney is acting like he's got the race locked up. in fact, i think this about sums it up, meh romney. this is the war room. come on inside. >> we are tracking a gop presidential nominees, mitt romney, not surprising was after yesterday is trending up despite a meh performance in yesterday super tuesday contest. he won six states, including the all-important ohio, although he didn't deliver a knockout punch. that didn't stop his campaign circulating a memo encouraging the other candidates to step aside. the next state coming up is kansas. its caucus is on saturday. there are 40 delegates at stake. it is a caucus. today, newt gingrich canceled plans to campaign in kansas so that he can focus on the southern states. hmm. the only area he has done well is those southern states. rick santorum is planning a big ad buy in kansas, alabama and mississippi. alabama's as we dig down into their primary is on tuesday so a week from yesterday 50 delegates at state. it's a proportion another race, all these states are. romney is leading santorum and gingrich in alabama by 10 points. romney, leading
FOX News
Mar 8, 2012 1:00am PST
. >> bret: fox news can now project that mitt romney will win the state of ohio. >> bill: mitt romney squeaks out a win in ohio but his opponents say they will continue to fight. we will have the best super tuesday coverage anywhere. karl rove, george stephanopoulos, dick morris and dennis miller will all weigh in. >> i don't know what's in rush limbaugh's heart so i'm not going to comment on the sin -- sincerity of his apology. >> bill: president obama reaping benefit over the contraception. >> you won a million dollars. >> i won a million. >> after i took the lump sum is dropped down to 700,000. >> bill: michigan gone woman wins the lottery but still using food stamps. you are not going to believe this one. >> i feel that it's okay because i have no income. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. mitt romney, the winner on super tuesday and that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the governor now has more than 400 d
Comedy Central
Mar 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> if santorum can win in ohio, he will survive. >> if mitt romney wins ohio, he takes a giant step forward. >> if santorum can squeak this guy... >> if romney wins in ohio... >> santorum can't afford to lose ohio. >> if romney wins ohio. >> if santorum wins there, the whole omlette is up in the air. it may land on the floor. [laughter] >> jon: you have run out of metaphors. the omlette? what, are you staying at a hotel where an omlette bar? the omlette bar. ohio, huh? so that's it. so ohio is the decisive state. whoever wins that one, that's it. and if i'm not mistaken... >> romney delaird the winner in ohio. >> oh, okay. thanks for coming. that's a wrap. we're just going to sit back. show's over plsm romney, good luck in the general election. i'm going to smoke my pipe and watch book notes as i do unwinding after a hard day at the satire factory, unless... >> romney eked out the win in ohio. >> he barely won in the all-important state of ohio. >> mitt romney won the map but he lost the momentum. >> he could not deliver a knock-out punch. >> the republican race far from over, folks. [laugh
Mar 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
in a decade. what will the wild winter bring to your neighborhood next. >>> extreme political makeover? romney winning the numbers game. but is he winning hearts? remember that sweater? that swigging? that bowling alley. is the mitt makeover next? >>> abc news investigates. is that ground beef that you buy at the supermarket what you think it is? tomorrow, will you be asking your grocer if they're pumping up the volume with something called pink slime? >>> and the billionaires' club. the rags to riches tales of the newest millionaires. how oprah's friend turned a girdle into a gold mine. >>> good evening. the u.s. government made it official today. announcing that this is the single-warmest winter in a decade in america. and here's what it looks like. two-thirds of the country, those states in red and yellow, have been abnormally warm. so warm, millions of people should begin bracing for the consequences around the corner. for one thing, experts say they are starting to see mosquitos swarming way before spring arrives. and tracking it all for us tonight, abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: hig
Mar 8, 2012 2:30am PST
rock in new york city. >>> mitt romney says the republican race for president is now a matter of math and that the numbers simply do not add up for his rivals. as of this moment romney leads the republican field with 341 delegates. remember, though, he needs 1,145 to clench the nomination. he's followed by newt gingrich and rick santorum. romney's campaign notes only 4 of the remaining contests are winner take all, meaning it's increasingly difficult for any one candidate to catch up to romney. a memo released by his camp highlights the road ahead for the republican candidates saying the longer they ignore the basic principles of math the only person's odds of winning there are increasing are president obama's. romney needs less than 50% of the remaining delegates to wrap up the nomination compared to rick santorum who needs to win nearly two out of every three from this day forward to become the nominee. one romney aide said it would take, quote, an act of god to prevent romney from winning the nomination. rick santorum refuses to accept the idea that romney is inevitable. >> what wo
Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the campaign trail today after mitt romney won six contests on super tuesday, but failed to put away his closest rival rick santorum. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the state of play in the g.o.p. race with pollster andrew kohut, susan page of usa today, and trey grayson of harvard university's institute of politics. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at the diplomatic options available for dealing with the potential of a nuclear iran. >> woodruff: from the democratic republic of congo, fred de sam lazaro reports on one organization's efforts to help heal communities after two decades of continuous warfare. >> i don't like to fight >> ifill: ray suarez talks to m lahood, back in the u.s. after he and several other americans were detained in egypt. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic per
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